The Department of Homeland Security declared that the nationals of Nicaragua and Honduras will be benefited from the extension of Temporary Protected Status for 18 months. It also has plans for initiating a new program that helps to attract thousands of Haitians to US.
The Temporary Protected Status allows the nationals to reside and work in US. Hondurans and Nicaraguans will be able to apply for TPS extension between 16 October 2014 and 15 December 2014, whereas, the 18-month extension will run from 6 January 2015 and 5 July 2016. However, they need to re-apply for work authorizations.
The Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program will accelerate the family reunification of legal permanent residents and U.S. citizens who have their family members in Haiti.
The Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, said that the aforesaid program boosts basic goal of their family reunification based immigration system. The program will also permit the new immigrants to file an application for work permits.
Sources said that the US issues one million green cards to permanent immigrants, 700,000 guest worker permits and 500,000 for foreign students.
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